Building Trades

'Sweat' Stars and Pulitzer Prize Winners on This Week's Blue Collar Buzz!

March 23, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Alison Wright, Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson in "Sweat." (c) Joan Marcus

New York, NY - LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” is putting working men and women in sharper focus this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 with exclusive interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice and “Sweat” Director Kate Whoriskey and Actor Michelle Wilson. We’ll also take a hard look at diversity in the construction industry with Economic Policy Institute President Larry Mishel. 

Stiffed Union Contractor Seeks $2M From Trump’s DC Hotel

March 16, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - A Maryland union electrical contractor is trying to get the Trump Organization to cough up more than $2 million in unpaid bills for extra work it did as the company rushed to open its luxury Washington hotel last fall.

IBEW Local 43 Takes ‘Giving Back To Your Community’ To A New Level…

March 10, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Clay, NY -  Since 2009, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 43 and its nearly 1,200 Members have made a concerted effort to give back where their Members work, live and raise their families across Central New York - and as a result, a number of worthwhile agencies and organizations have been the recipients of nearly $400,000 to help fund an array of programs designed to aid Working People who need a hand up.

This Week's Buzz: Disappearing Jobs And Breaking with the Democratic Party

March 9, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

"Trump didn't win -- Dems lost," says Chris Silvera [r].

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970, we’re talking about labor's continuing ties with the Democratic Party, as well as disappearing jobs from coast to coast with James Slevin, president of the Utility Workers of America, Local 1-2; Chris Silvera, secretary-treasurer, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 808; and Kurt Ho, a systems administrator with the University of California, San Francisco, who’s had his job outsourced overseas along with over 75 other workers. 

Philly Unions Offer to Help Fix Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

March 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - Two city unions say they will help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery for free. The Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council said Feb. 27 that it would replace damaged headstones at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in the city’s northeast, and re-sod and clean the grounds.

Sims Recycling Workers Vote for Union

March 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York. NY - Workers at the city’s main recycling plant now have a union. An eight-month organizing campaign at Sims Municipal Recycling’s Sunset Park facility culminated March 3, when workers voted 46-20 to join Teamsters Local 210.

A Report: “To Help Ease The Pain,”…

March 2, 2017  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Philadelphia, PA - In the wake of more than 100 headstones toppled over at a Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia, which authorities say is the latest in a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the country in recent weeks, Union Workers represented by the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council will donate their time on Saturday (March 4th) to help reset the toppled tombstones and re-sod the damaged gravesites.

Nonunion Isn’t Kosher, Workers Tell Seminary

March 1, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, Nonunion isn’t kosher.
That was the message about 125 protesters, a mix of building-trades workers and students, sent to Jewish Theological Seminary Feb. 28.

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